Odell Beckham Jr. is confident that he and Jarvis Landry can be Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs this year.
"With the new coach who was just doing what he did with the Minnesota Vikings for a long time with Thielen and Diggs, these are people that I've watched closely in their film," Beckham Complex Sports told Kevin Stefanski, the new Browns trainer. "I just see the things he did and meet him and see where Jarvis and I think about how it'll all work. I have a good feeling about it, you know?"
Despite high expectations for the pre-season, the Browns ended with a disappointing 6:10 record, becoming the only ones who haven't had a successful season in the past decade. Head coach of the first year, Freddie Kitchens, was sacked a few hours after the season ended with a 33:23 loss to the 2:14 Bengals. The Browns continued to clean up the house by firing General Manager John Dorsey.
On January 12, the Browns hired Stefanski, the Vikings' former offensive coordinator, to fill their position as head coach shortly after the Vikings were eliminated in the NFL division round against the 49ers.
“For me, the seventh year is now going, but this business shows you that everyone is interchangeable and that there will always be new coaches and new employees, unless you are in a place where it just isn't. But where I was, I was unfortunately in some teams, not so good, so we somehow restored it, ”said Beckham.
Beckham and Landry, both 27, were among the Browns players who openly expressed their discontent last season.
"Throughout the year, Odell Beckham said to other players and coaches before the games," Hey, come and get me. Get me out of here, "said Jay Glazer on December 8th on the Fox & NFL Pregame Show. A week later, Landry was seen fighting over the Cardinals with the besieged kitchens against the Cardinals. Michael Silver from NFL Network claimed that he also called "Come get me" to their opponents.
The former Giants recipient says his frustrations are partly due to injuries.
"I think I also had a piece of humble cake this year because I was injured all year round. I couldn't really say I was injured," said Beckham. "I didn't want it to look like I had an excuse, but I really couldn't do what I wanted. I just couldn't move the way I wanted to, so I'm more motivated than ever."
Beckham underwent surgery on January 21 to repair a muscle injury and remains confident that he and the team can change things this season. He met Stefanski to explain, among other things, his bizarre actions after winning the LSU national championship. Beckham was seen on video when he handed players over from his old school fees and hit a security guard's butt during the celebration.
"This is probably the ninth or tenth day after the surgery, and I'm just starting to move and mentally prepare for the process, and I'm just doing my best," said Beckham. "I am always optimistic and look on the brighter side of things and I hope that it is an enormous season for us. We were so close last year but still so far away and it shows you how you are from 10: 6 to 6: 10 can be so close, you know? It's really a customs game, so it's just small things that we need to correct. I'm excited about the opportunity and excited to be working on it. "